Peace and War

  • 6 Jun 2014

    A judge at the High Court in Islamabad has ordered the Pakistani police to open a criminal investigation into CIA involvement in a drone strike that killed three people on 31 December 2009.

  • 3 Jun 2014

    This is the theme of a discussion meeting taking place at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church tonight (7pm, Tuesday 3rd June 23014), in a two-part series co-sponsored by Ekklesia.

  • 30 May 2014

    Poverty and militarism feed over each other. Unemployment has always been good news for army recruiters in need of people desperate for a livelihood. So it's no surprise that the recruitment of unemployed people has been formalised in a scheme in the English Midlands. Could this be a sign of the way things are heading? The government is already forcing unemployed people to carry out unpaid labour through 'workfare' schemes. Will they soon be forcing them into army training?

  • 28 May 2014

    The Security Council has extended the UN Mission in South Sudan and revised its mandate to give priority to protecting civilians.

  • 23 May 2014

    Christian Aid has welcomed the announcement that Pope Francis will visit the West Bank on Sunday 25 May.

  • 22 May 2014

    This evening, I’ll be speaking about the arms trade on the edge of Farnborough – the home town of the multinational arms company BAE Systems.

  • 21 May 2014

    Fears are mounting that a cholera outbreak in and around Juba, which has already killed nine people and reportedly infected another 188, will spread, says Christian Aid.

  • 19 May 2014

    Traffic is being diverted at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Burghfield, as protesters have blocked a major gate into the site by locking themselves together.

  • 17 May 2014

    Hosted by the Iona Community and Fellowship of Reconciliation Scotland, Chris Cole, coordinator of the advocacy and information organisation, Drone Wars UK, is currently on a short Scottish tour, coinciding with Christian Aid Week and the start of the Church of Scotland General Assembly.

  • 16 May 2014

    Yesterday saw the formal launch of the White Feather Diaires, a social media project exploring the lives of British pacifists during the first world war. The project's run by Quakers in Britain, who hired me as a writer and an editor for the project. I'm really pleased to be working on this project. Yesterday we announced the names of the five individuals whose writings will form the basis of the project, when it goes online in the summer.